8 Shocking Facts About 'Dallas' You Didn't Know

8 Shocking Facts About 'Dallas' You Didn't Know
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Dallas, we all loved the show back in the 70s and 80s and we remember every episode from it. 

It was originally made to be only a mini-series with probably one season or two, but it became such a fan favorite that the producers decided to extend it even more than a decade. 

But this show has given us so much and yet we probably don't know many facts from it. Let's check out 

1. Dallas aired in 90 countries. 

1. Dallas aired in 90 countries. 

The show started gaining crazy popularity, and it had to be translated into nearly 70 languages so that it could be aired in 90 countries across the world. 

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2. JR appeared in each and every episode. 

2. JR appeared in each and every episode. 
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Initially, JR was supposed to be only a minor character in the show, but he became too popular and appeared in every episode. All the other characters were missed out of at least one episode. 

3. It was supposed to be a mini-series. 

3. It was supposed to be a mini-series. 
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But since the fans loved it so much, it started gaining popularity. The producers decided to keep the show going. 

4. It helped the political situation. 

4. It helped the political situation. 
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In Romania, the people who allowed the airing of the show believed that it would repel the citizens from a capitalist lifestyle, but exactly the opposite happened. People wanted it more. 

5. The Knots Landing was supposed to come first. 

5. The Knots Landing was supposed to come first. 
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If you've seen the Knots Landing, you will probably also know the fact that the creator, David Jacobs wanted the show to be about couples first. Then, he went on to executives and then Dallas was created. 

6. 90 million saw 'Who Shot JR?'. 

6. 90 million saw 'Who Shot JR?'. 
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When the show finally revealed who had shot JR, 90 million people tuned in. That means, nearly 76% of the entire world saw the episode. 

7. Some of the show was shot in Hollywood. 

7. Some of the show was shot in Hollywood. 
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Despite the name Dallas, the show was frequently shot in a studio at Hollywood. 

8. Brad Pitt was in the show. 

8. Brad Pitt was in the show. 
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He played a teenager named Randy in a few episodes on the show.